19.06.2010 - 19.06.2010
Jiang , our local rep picked us up early for the transfer to the airport to travel Air China to Chongquin - pronounced Chong Chin. This was where we were to start our Yangtse river Cruise , the following day. So because it seemed to us this was the back -of -beyond, we decided to book into a 5* hotel so we stayed at the Hilton Hotel. We had prepaid for the hotel but because it was drizzling we decided to "eat-in" and although this was lovely and very romantic it cost us megabucks as opposed to all the cheap meals we had in Shanghai.
John was already not feeling the best. However Allen, the local rep, arrived to show us the city and surrounds. We went to Eling park, Back Street markets, People's Hall and then the confluence of the Jiling and the Yangtse rivers .
Then at about 6pm he dropped us at the meeting place where we met all the other people who were going on the Victoria Cruise. We had a 90 minute bus drive as the water was too low to catch the cruise at Chongquin so we had to go downstream to Fuling. Spent that night stationary and departed 10am the next day.